Aluminum reacts with chlorine gas to form aluminum chloride via the following reaction: 2Al(s) +...

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Aluminum reacts with chlorine gas to form aluminum chloride via the following reaction:

{eq}2Al(s) + 3Cl_2(g) \rightarrow 2AlCl_3(s) {/eq}

What is the maximum mass of aluminum chloride that can be formed when reacting 32.0 g of aluminum with 37.0 g of chlorine?

Limiting Reagent:

In chemical reactions, one reactant is always taken in excess to ensure a complete reaction. The other reactant which is completely used up in the reaction and decides the maximum amount of product formed in it is called the limiting reagent.

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Given Data:

  • Mass of aluminum reacted is 32.0 g.
  • Mass of chlorine reacted is 37.0 g.


The atomic mass of aluminum is 26.98 g/mol. Therefore, the...

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